Beaches In Southeast Asia
By Lynn Lopez
Southeast Asia has long been a favorite among beach lovers. Imagine gorgeous beaches where the sky really looks like it meets the sea, heavenly sand beaches, sparkling turquoise waters, and lovely tropical weather.
So it’s no surprise that countries like Indonesia and Thailand enjoy a steady stream of tourists all keen on experiencing not only the culture, but also the fabulous beaches they have to offer.
Here are some of the most famous beaches you might want to check out in four of Southeast Asia’s countries.
This country is best known for Bali, whose beaches attract visitors from all over the world. But Kuta Beach may be the most famous and certainly the most frequently visited by tourists. This long strip is home to plenty of surfing opportunities, shopping establishments, and a thriving nightlife.
The islands of Langkawi and Pulau Tioman are considered some of Malaysia’s most wondrous gems which promise the visitor a number of beaches that offer stunning views. Chendor Beach in Kuantan is yet another spot that gives off the feel of an isolated paradise and even allows you to witness green turtles laying eggs on the beach from July to September.
The Philippines has a number of wonderful beaches scattered throughout the country, but the place that really stands out for many people is Boracay in the province of Aklan. Boracay gives you an excellent taste of local nightlife as well as the amazing sight of its white sand beaches. Meanwhile, Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte allows you to have a more action-packed stay with its great waves, making the place ideal for surfing.
Thailand is probably one of the most well-known spots if you’re on a quest for the perfect beach paradise. Its natural beauty makes it perfect for people seeking a little hideaway. Visit Phuket and you’ll have a great selection of beaches to choose from. Patong Beach and Karon Beach enjoy a regular influx of visitors, not just for their beauty, but also because of the range of activities you can take part in. The Phi Phi Islands are another must-see. If you’ve seen Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Beach, then you’ve already had a taste of this place’s allure.